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Daily Archives: September 26, 2017

Saudi regime allows clerics to preach hatred against minorities: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Saudi Arabia has permitted government-appointed scholars and clerics to incite hatred and discrimination against the country’s religious minorities, including Shia Muslims.  In a 62-page report, entitled “‘They Are Not Our Brothers’: Hate Speech by Saudi Officials” and released on Tuesday, the HRW said Saudi clerics ...

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Reactions to Iraqi Kurdistan referendum continue

Reactions continue to pour in over the independence referendum in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, which was held in defiance of widespread calls for its cancellation. On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani that pushing for independence risked sparking an “ethnic war” in ...

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Russian aircraft fire cruise missiles at Daesh positions in Syria

Russian Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bombers have fired a barrage of cruise missiles at the positions of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib and the eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists. Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday that the warplanes took ...

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Labour slams UK ‘hypocrisy’ with Saudi, Bahrain

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s “utter silence” in the face of human rights abuses by countries like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain illustrates her “hypocrisy,” says a Labour Member of Parliament. Speaking at Labour Party’s national conference in Brighton, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry criticized the ruling Conservative government for turning ...

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9 civilians killed in fresh US-led strikes on Syria’s Hasakah

At least nine civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group conducted a series of aerial assaults on Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah. Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Syria’s official news agency SANA that the airstrikes targeted the town of Markada, ...

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Monk-led mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka

Radical Buddhist monks have stormed a United Nations safe house for Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled violence against them in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. A police official said on Tuesday that Saffron-robed Buddhist monks led a mob that broke down gates and entered the walled multi-storied compound near Sri Lanka’s ...

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